Community Based Services

Meeting the needs of communities in changing times

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Five Acres’ Community Based Services Division understands the importance of providing services to children, youth and their families. Children may witness violence in their home or community, be a victim of bullying, have trouble following rules at home or school or suffer a traumatic event in their life. Whatever the challenges may be, our team of graduate level mental health and case management professionals provide comprehensive mental health services at home, school or community and office settings to help your child develop skills, rebuild and restore relationships and ensure that they reach their fullest potential.

Mental Health Services

Our mental health services involve a thorough assessment of your family’s needs, creating a treatment plan tailored to your family’s needs with goals we work on together. We offer individual and family therapy, parent/caregiver support, psychotropic medication assessment, psychological testing and case management.

Medication Assessment/Management

Our psychotropic medication assessment and ongoing psychotropic medication management services are conducted by board-certified psychiatrists who specialize in evaluating, understanding and treating the unique mental health needs of children and adolescents. Our doctors work in collaboration with you, your child, your child’s therapist and case manager to ensure that your child is receiving effective treatment. Our psychotropic medication evaluation and management services are provided at our Pasadena, El Monte and Altadena offices.

Psychological Testing

After the start of counseling sessions, further in-depth assessment services may be recommended. Psychological testing services can then be made available. These assessment services are conducted by a licensed psychologist who will evaluate your child’s diagnosis, cognitive impairments and any identifiable developmental and educational challenges. Our psychologists partner with the treatment team to provide coordinated care.

Case Management

Our case management services provide ongoing support for your child and family, linking you with resources to benefit your family during the treatment process. Resources may include after-school programs, recreational activities, social supports, food banks, clothing, finances, housing assistance, parenting classes, advocacy services, linkage to therapy for adults, emergency assistance, childcare and transportation assistance.  Our therapists and case managers work together to help your family get back on the right track.

Practices We Use: Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed

Trauma Focused –Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This evidence-based practice delivers interventions focused on children ages 3–18 who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event.  Both child and family are provided with education, relaxation skills, coping skills, a trauma narrative and maintenance throughout the course of treatment

Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices)

This evidence-based practice is designed to help parents and provide family support for those with children 0–18 years old. Triple P interventions target the reduction of severe behavioral, emotional and developmental problems by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents.

MAP (Managing and Adapting Practices)

This evidence-informed practice intervention set focuses on children and youth ages birth to 21 years old who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or disruptive behaviors. This research-based approach identifies and implements the best treatment tools for your child and family.

For more information on Five Acres Community Based Services, please contact Laura Cervantes: lcervantes@5acres.org | (626) 246-1712